Hugh stands for Positive. Business. Action.

Positive energy. In small and family businesses, life inevitably intertwines with business. You must do what you love. You must bring positive energy to every interaction with guests, clients, colleagues, and your family. Hugh brings positive energy even to the most challenging topics as he write blogs, films videos and records podcasts. 

Business focused. Hugh explores ideas related to growing, marketing, and building your business. His experience spans half a dozen industries, and that real, practical experience informs each piece of content. Wine making, fruit growing, pick-your-own, corn mazes, event marketing, festival operations, attraction design, social media, and online marketing are all hands-on resources in his toolbox. 

Action. Ideas are nice. Theory is nice, but ACTION wins the day. Hugh stands for full accountability and massive action. If you resonate with a message of hope and growth through hard work and perseverance, you’ll enjoy what Hugh offers here.  

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Hugh's Team

Hugh McPherson
Hugh McPherson
The Maze Master
Hugh built Maize Quest® from the ground up. His experience helps build entertainment value through attraction selection and marketing know-how. Maize Quest's operational and marketing systems were developed from Hugh's hands-on experience and his compilation of information from across our network of operators. That system saves you time and money while it builds traffic. Hugh's the 'Big Idea' guy who lives for creating innovations in maze-based entertainment. Are you looking for the next big idea?
"Designer Dave" Phillips
"Designer Dave" Phillips
Is your maze being designed by a farmer or a maze designer? We flat out stole Dave from the publishing industry where he was a syndicated puzzle creator and published over 40 books! Designer Dave has been a professional maze designer and artist for over 30 years. You have more fun operating your maze because the maze design reduces customer tension, aids employee control and handles crowds efficiently. His drive for perfection in design is unparalleled in entertainment farming. Design matters. A focused, professional designer of Dave's caliber simply is not available anywhere else.
Michelle Posey
Michelle Posey
Catalyst
She's been here since the beginning in 1997. Hugh's 'right-hand woman' makes sure orders are filled, game sheets are printed, groups are booked, employees are scheduled and so much more. Michelle cares for clients and visitors like family and is the source of dozens of new ideas and streamlined processes each year.
Tim Day
Tim Day
GPS Corn Maze Installer
During the summer, you are busy. We met this 'need for speed' by developing our own method for installing corn mazes and large scale advertising logos with GPS. Tim, our Shenandoah Valley Virginia Maize Quest® franchisee, has become the master of installation saving our operators time and money by cutting their corn mazes cost-effectively.
Jenny Clendenen
Jenny Clendenen
Fun Park Team Lead
Jenny brought a much-needed 'checklist-focus' to the Fun Park as she revolutionized opening and closing procedures, training plans and incident response plans. Jenny's system works to entertain thousands of visitors a day with a team of part-time teenagers and retirees.
Janelle Hanchett
Janelle Hanchett
Social Media Coordinator & Wine Tasting Room Lead
Janelle is a key player in our Hybrid Marketing Team, the team to manage the farm pick-your-own and market, the winery, sunflower festival, Maize Quest Fun Park, Wine Your Way Out, and the Wine-a-Ritaville Beach Party. It's a total of (4) FB Pages, (4) Instagrams, (1) YouTube, plus 1-3 emails per week in season. She's dramatically increased our photography quality and frequency.
Logan Posey
Logan Posey
Digital Tech & Drone Pilot
You'll interact with Logan if you forget your Username for an online course. He assists Hugh in everything digital including classes, video editing, he pilots the drone, programs the iPads and keeps the checkouts running. He's an avid Apple/iPhone fan and is happy to help with tech issues.
"Electronics Dave" Hahn
"Electronics Dave" Hahn
Maize Quest® Audio Systems
Our line of safety products began when Dave visited our maze and noted the sound system could use some improvement. Since then, we've developed a full line of safety, public address, hayride, and in-maze game audio systems with his help. Our farm never sounded so good! Dave expanded his role by heading up Pedal Karts USA as a rep for Prime Pedal Karts, a signature attraction at farms across the country.
Audra Jon Hoover
Audra Jon Hoover
Website Developer / Graphic Designer
Audra has been working with the Maize Quest® team for 15 years. She offers website design and development and graphic design services that will help your marketing and advertising efforts look professional and fun! We believe in consistent and custom themes, designs, and brochures for each operation. It's a higher standard than most designers, but it makes a marketing difference.

In their own words

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Life’s too short, only read what you’re interested in.
Life’s too short, only read what you’re interested in.
November 22, 2019
Working with corn maze clients across North America and the UK, creating attractions and marketing plans for hundreds more farms and entertainment businesses, plus managing nearly 100 s...
Three 2020 Things I don’t want to change in 2021 – Part 2 of 3
January 25, 2021
Hey gang,  In Part 1 of this series, "Where do we go from here," We took a look in the rearview mirror at the year that was. In 2020 we dealt with extraordinary uncert...
Where do we go from here – Future Now – Part 3 of 3
January 25, 2021
https://youtu.be/yoFYCXXmlcE In Part 1 of this series, "Where do we go from here," https://hughmcpherson.com/seasonal-business-blog/where-do-we-go-from-here-part-1-of-3/ We took a look...
Where do we go from here – Part 1 of 3
Where do we go from here – Part 1 of 3
January 8, 2021
Peering into the future, knowing circumstances are out of our control, what are we supposed to do? This 3-part series is a conversation about where we go from here. Hey gang,  Oh...

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